Military, Reds clash in North Cotabato


The government troops have encountered undetermined number of communist New People’s Army (NPA) in North Cotabato.

Lt. Gen. Cirilito Sobejana, commander of Western Mindanao Command (Westmincom), said the troops of the 7th Infantry Battalion clashed with the rebels in Sitio Pahidlat, Barangay Latagan in Matalam town at wee hours Wednesday, January 8.

The 10-minute firefight resulted in the recovery of one 45 caliber pistol, three cellular phones, two motorcycles, two backpacks, eight jungle hammocks, and other personal belongings.

“As the new decade begins, we are further intensifying our relentless efforts against the different threat groups in our area of operations,”said Sobejana.